What the Dickens…

 After being closing for a 3.1 million pound refurbishment funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Charles Dickens Museum in London re-opened in December 2012.

We were asked by PLB, the museum designers, to produce a series of illustrations for the project. These were used in the interpretative displays; in monthly part booklets throughout his home, character illustrations on china plates in the dining room, on a range of merchandising and as large wall graphics – Dickens himself will be guiding you around the place!

PLB was appointed by the Charles Dickens Museum to enhance physical and intellectual access to Dickens, the writer and family man, and to deliver the interpretive design and supervise its implementation.

Our brief was to produce a series of illustrations and devise a style that was a playful nod to a Dickensian style but with a modern flavour mixed in for good measure.